GBJ is active in a number of organisations that provide services and support to startup companies.
UCE, the University of Canterbury Centre of Entrepreneurship provides a dedicated, student-focused space where ideas and innovation can flourish, stimulating the development of entrepreneurs through a combination of research, teaching and community engagement.
GBJ's Involvement: Speaker, mentor, and friend of UCE.
Lightning Lab is New Zealand's premier accelerator programme for high growth startup companies.
GBJ's Involvement: Programme Director for the inaugural Lightning Lab Christchurch 2015 programme. Mentor / advisory board member Lightning Lab Auckland 2016, Kiwibank Fintech Accelerator 2017.
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups! The next Christchurch based Startup Weekend is being held May 19 - May 21, 2017.
GBJ's Involvement: Judge, mentor, organiser for more than 10 Startup Weekend events.
Canterbury Tech (previously Canterbury Software) is Canterbury’s leading professional association dedicated to advancing tech innovation, commercialisation and export.
GBJ's Involvement: Committee member 2012-present, chair 2014 and 2015, secretary 2017 .
Canterbury Angels is the region’s angel investment network. We connect our members with high growth potential companies driven by New Zealand entrepreneurs.
GBJ's Involvement: Board member.
Entré is a student-run company at the University of Canterbury, inspiring students to aspire to excel in the business world.
GBJ's Involvement: Judge, mentor entre $85k Challenge.
Ministry of Awesome is the starting point for making things happen in Christchurch. In conjunction with CDC they created the Innovation Ecosystem Map.
GBJ's Involvement: Trustee.